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Scoop Community Survey 2017

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:40 pm | The Scoop Foundation

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Queen Elizabeth II and Trump Traumatic Disorder

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:08 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Trump Traumatic Disorder has been making its away across the Atlantic, numbing British officials, activists and commentators on one vital point: Should President Donald J. Trump be able to see the Queen on an official state visit? More >>

PolyMet Copper Mine Project, Lethal Risks to Lake Superior

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:54 pm | Gary G. Kohls

The PolyMet Project and the Lethal Risks to the St Louis River Watershed and Lake Superior -- It’s an Acceptable Risk for Foreign Investors to Take, but What About Us? More >>

The Next Step in Caring - David Swanson

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:44 pm | David Swanson

Why do I say that? Because this is unfunded, largely unpartisan activism that is largely selfless, largely focused on helping unknown strangers, driven by compassion and love, not political ideology, greed, or vengeance, and in line with activism ... More >>

On Thiel, and the sympatico between Peters and English

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 11:45 am | Gordon Campbell

Overall, I think we got a less manicured and truer picture of Bill English at yesterday’s press conference. More >>

PM's Press Conference 01/02/17: Election Date Announced

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:27 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference with an announcement that the general election will be held on Saturday 23 September . More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Rethinking the Muslim Ban

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:01 pm | Martin Doyle

Massaging the truth and blaming previous governments for anything you can't explain away are not new techniques to politicians [Don't we know it]. But the media approach of the new Trump apparatus is going to test public gullibility to breaking point. More >>

Jitterati 1/2/17: Hokey-pokey diplomacy

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 3:46 pm | Grant Buist

I think we need to respect the delicate position Bill English is in... More >>

Mr. English and the Turn - Lara Romsdal

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:19 pm | Lara Romsdal

As John Key leaves office, and the transitional period of ushering in the new Prime Minister, New Zealand may well be entering a new phase of governmental relations. The real question is, where do Queer New Zealanders and other minority groups lie ... More >>

The Fake News Inquiry: Old Wine in New Bottles

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:13 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Any inquiry into fake news is much like having a Royal Commission into the make up and motivation for Halal food. (The latter absurd proposition has been put forth by a few Australian politicians irritated by the Islamist bogeyman.) Neither mission ... More >>

Raw News: US Diplomats' 'Dissent Memo' Against Trump Order

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:02 pm | Scoop News

About 900 State Department officials have reportedly signed a dissent memo criticising Donald Trump's travel ban for refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the govt’s (lack of a) response to Trump

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

It is unfortunate, but hardly a surprise that Bill English and his Cabinet colleagues should have been left gormlessly uncertain about the impact of the Trump travel ban on New Zealand citizens. We’ve been down this road before, of being smacked around ... More >>

Raw News: Trump Fires Acting US Attorney General, Border Official Over EO

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 4:39 pm | Scoop News

The following is the text of a memo sent on Monday by Acting US Attorney-General Sally Yates, directing Justice Department lawyers not to defend President Trump's executive order on immigration against court challenges. More >>

The price for Trump and Saudi-supported illiberalism

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 11:56 am | Redress Information

US president Donald J. Trump’s fuelling of Islamophobia with his newly imposed travel ban as well as his war on the mainstream media feed an increasing trend towards supremacism and intolerance as well as restrictions on freedom of expression, media ... More >>

Chaos at the Airports: Blocking Trump’s Executive Order

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:39 am | Binoy Kampmark

The diary of this particular US administration is bound to be heavy with incident. Executive orders are now coming out of the Trump administration at pace, and the question of whether they will compel obedience or not looms. In many parts of the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ as an escape hatch for US survivalists

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:38 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on NZ as an escape hatch for US survivalists First published on Werewolf More >>

Growing Relations between Saudi Arabia and China

Monday, 30 January 2017, 12:36 pm | INSS Insight

On October 27, 2016, a joint anti-terrorism exercise was completed in China, with dozens of combatants from the Chinese and Saudi Arabian special forces participating. The exercise, the first of its kind, invites an examination of trends in China-Saudi ... More >>

War and Peace in Trump Time: A World Beyond Arlington

Monday, 30 January 2017, 12:25 pm | David Swanson

Thank you for inviting me. Thank you to Archer Heinzen for setting this up. Of course I wouldn't have come had I known UVA's basketball team would be playing Villanova at 1 o'clock. I'm kidding, but I'll catch it on the radio or watch the replay without ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s silence over Trump’s agenda

Monday, 30 January 2017, 12:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s silence over Trump’s anti-Muslim agenda First published on Werewolf More >>

Does Rachel Maddow Want Russia Bombed? - David Swanson

Monday, 30 January 2017, 12:04 pm | David Swanson

Here's why I ask. Maddow devotes many minutes on MSNBC stirring up hatred of Russia in order to establish that there is a vague possibility that President Donald Trump might be corrupted by a foreign government. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon - El Muro de Muertos

Monday, 30 January 2017, 11:55 am | Martin Doyle

President Pena Nieto of Mexico is acting like a hurt little angel over the wall being proposed by President Trump. But Mexico not only has its own drug hell to deal with, but it also supplies 90 per cent of the cocaine entering the USA, is a major supplier ... More >>

Killing the TPP: Trump’s Executive Action - Binoy Kampmark

Monday, 30 January 2017, 11:51 am | Binoy Kampmark

One of the conspicuous absences from the sound and fury last weekend’s protests was the impending executive act of President Donald Trump affirming the US exit from the Trans-Partnership Agreement. Not that that was much in doubt: it had not been ... More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Wall off Mexico!

Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:46 pm | Martin Doyle

Building a wall with Mexico is a sign of how President Trump is going to stick to his promises. Likewise, he earlier axed the TPP. Is he likely to be convinced by New Zealand to reinstate it? [Good luck with that one]. More >>

Saudi Arabia’s ultra-conservative footprint in Africa

Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:11 pm | Redress Information

There is much debate about what spurs political violence. The explanations are multi-fold. There is one aspect that I’d like to discuss as it relates to Africa, and that is the role of Saudi Arabia. Let me be clear: With the exception of a handful of ... More >>

American Zionists and the issue of immigrants

Friday, 27 January 2017, 1:15 pm | Redress Information

It is a strange story. American Jews (and I expect it is the case with other Jews too) act in solidarity with discriminated groups only if they, the Jews, resist Zionist leadership. If they follow the Zionist lead, they usually do one of two things: passively ... More >>

Paris Peace Conference: An End to a Western-dominated Era?

Friday, 27 January 2017, 1:12 pm | Ramzy Baroud

No, it was not just 'another Middle East peace conference,’ as a columnist in Israeli ‘Jerusalem Post’ attempted to depict the Paris Peace Conference held on January 15, with top official representations from 70 countries attending. More >>

Brexit and the UK Supreme Court - Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 27 January 2017, 1:05 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was predicted, it was warned against, and it happened: Prime Minister Theresa May’s government cannot commence the official process for leaving the European Union without parliamentary approval. More >>

Remodeling the American Republic, Diktats via Twitter

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 4:06 pm | John Stanton

“We are free to believe that this is the century of authority, a century tending to the ‘right ‘, a Fascist century. Now liberalism is preparing to close the doors of its temples, deserted by the peoples who feel that the agnosticism it professed ... More >>

The law of the South China seize - Rene Wadlow

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 3:21 pm | Rene Wadlow

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying replied on 24 January 2017 to statements of the new US President on US interests in the South China Sea delimitation issues saying “China is firm in safeguarding our rights and interest in the South ... More >>

Disappearing activists in Pakistan create alarm

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:43 pm | British Pakistani Christian Association

The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) today joined its voice with others in highlighting the rising tide of ‘disappearances’ associated with blasphemy cases against human rights activists in Pakistan. BPCA chairman Wilson Chowdhry said: More >>

Beirut’s new Aleppo Park: A modest victory

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:30 pm | Franklin Lamb

A small victory for Syrian refugees in Lebanon was achieved this past weekend as the Beirut, USA and French based NGO, Meals for Syrian Refugees Children Lebanon (MSRCL) dedicated Aleppo Park in a vacant lot south of Beirut's Ramlet El Baida beach ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Peter Thiel’s bid for citizenship

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:22 pm | Gordon Campbell

So we now we know how much it costs to buy New Zealand citizenship. More >>

Be Glad the White House Comment Line Is Closed

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:18 pm | David Swanson

The White House comment phone line directs people to kindly go away and think about what losers they are. Oops, sorry, I mean it directs people not to leave any comments. Instead it says to use a White House web form or to send a message through a White ... More >>

Nonviolent Action: Why and How it Works - Robert J. Burrowes

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:11 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Unfortunately, however, activists do not always understand why nonviolence is so powerful and they design 'direct actions' that are virtually powerless. More >>

Jitterati 25.1.17: An Open Letter to a Hot Mess

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:14 pm | Grant Buist

Dear US news – it's been real. No, wait. More >>

Duty to Warn: A Corporate Coup D’Etat

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:10 pm | Gary G. Kohls

Every weekend I find myself having to choose a pertinent topic for my next Duty to Warn column. The political turmoil surrounding the last election cycle and the resultant backlashes make it a difficult choice. More >>

The deceitful words of Israel’s UK Ambassador Mark Regev

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 11:45 am | Redress Information

Why wasn’t this dangerous individual sent packing after the Israeli embassy plot to “take down” senior UK government figures? More >>

The War Horror Has Begun - David Swanson

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 10:20 am | David Swanson

Here we are on Day 5 of the Donald Trump presidency, and he's got "special" forces of the U.S. military in two-thirds of the world's nations. He's engaged in serious occupation and/or bombing campaigns in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, ... More >>

PM's Press Conference 24/01/17: TPP, Trade and Minimum Wage

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 5:15 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English’s first official press conference of the year began with a warm welcome back from holidays. In relation to President Trump’s withdrawal from the TPP he expressed disappointment but hopes to negotiate a bilateral agreement ... More >>

A Streetcar named Damascus - Simon Monrad Gough

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 3:18 pm | Simon Monrad Gough

I was at a talk hosting an official from the US Embassy recently, who entreated us in first excited, then hushed tones at the real origin of the present conflict of Syria. Like a synod meeting of clergy, we leaned in to be regaled with the now common ... More >>

The Revolt of the Intelligence Community

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 3:03 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Factionalism and fury are basic ingredients of the US Republic. Designed as a classic response to the lynch mob fantasy of direct democracy, and the weakness of unaccountable monarchy, those behind the US constitution contrived a select form of paternal snobbery: ... More >>

The So-Called Intelligence Community's Dumb Isolated View

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:49 pm | David Swanson

Thank you to Tom Engelhardt for pointing out that the people who couldn't predict the end of the Soviet Union, the crimes of 9-11, the decency of numerous whistleblowers, the election of Donald Trump, the likelihood that utilities in Vermont would point ... More >>

Why Impeach Donald Trump - David Swanson

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:40 pm | David Swanson

They will likely be piling up rapidly. President Trump did use Day 1 to advise the CIA that the United States should have stolen all of Iraq's oil. But here is a place to start. We already have a president who is violating two clauses in the U.S. Constitution, ... More >>

Trump’s overture to Putin and Assad may restore relations

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:33 pm | Franklin Lamb

Not for at least three quarters of a century have the American people elected a president who so openly disparages, discards and seemingly abhors the principles, standards, policies, ideas, and institutions at the center of post-WW II US foreign policy. More >>

A Cabinet Made for Rich Anglos - Walter Brasch

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:27 pm | Walter Brasch

Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate investor who began his run for the presidency and was one of the clowns who campaigned on promises that couldn’t be kept and fear that enveloped his core base, is now President Trump. Hillary Clinton accumulated ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on journalism future in the era of “alternative facts”

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the journalism’s future in the era of “alternative facts.” First published on Werewolf More >>

Ignored Ironies: Women, Protest and Donald Trump

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:25 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The USA has Urinary Trump Infection. Protest sign, San Francisco Women’s Rally, Jan 21, 2017 More >>

NZ IT spending to climb 2.3 percent in 2017

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:10 am | Digitl

Gartner says New Zealand spending on IT  will reach NZ$11.4 billion in 2017. That's up 2.3 percent on last year. More >>

Hawaiki sub-cable on track for mid-2018 launch

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:09 am | Digitl

Hawaiki says it has completed the route survey for its 14,000km submarine cable connecting New Zealand and Australia to the US mainland via Pacific island nations and Hawaii. The job was done with Hawaiki partner TE SubCom. More >>

Oppo phones coming to NZ

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 11:07 am | Digitl

At the time of writing there are few details on Oppo’s New Zealand plans: the company says it will launch phone models and announce New Zealand partners in the first quarter of 2017. It has already recruited local staff. More >>

The Birth of Trumpland: Notes on an Inauguration

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 10:52 pm | Binoy Kampmark

With the country ridden by woe and revulsion; with the discontent so profound and vicious, the Trump presidency began. It did so by way of comparison – of the chalk-cheese variety. In 2008, when the shining armour of Knight Obama took centre stage, there ... More >>

Inauguration Day – Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 11:08 am | Alastair Thompson

Over the past two months since his election the expanding clouds of chaos and uncertainty generated by the approaching Trump presidency have transfixed the world. More >>

Donald Trump and the History of an Alliance

Friday, 20 January 2017, 3:04 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It should be a point of some delicious reflection for peace activists who have fought for decades against the nature of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. It brought the US deep into West European affairs, turning European states into garrisons. It ... More >>

Scoundrels of Patriotism: The Freeing of Chelsea Manning

Friday, 20 January 2017, 2:12 pm | Binoy Kampmark

He might have had a sharp attack of conscience, but President Barack Obama decided, in the flickering days of his administration, to do good by Chelsea Manning, forever linked to WikiLeaks and the disclosure of US military war logs and 250,000 state ... More >>

Six Things We Should Do Better As Everything Gets Worse

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:56 pm | David Swanson

Here I am in occupied DC. The White House looks like a Green Zone. There was a time when you could walk up to it. Caravans of police cars and black SUVs zoom by with sirens blaring and everyone else forced aside. Do people look outraged? No, they ... More >>

Duty to Warn

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 3:33 pm | Gary Kohls

Duty to Warn The Tragic Story of Dr Loren Mosher’s Soteria Project and the Plot to Kill It By Gary G. Kohls, MD “Psychiatry has been almost completely bought out by the drug companies…We're so busy with drugs that you can't find a nickel being ... More >>

The "Fan-Owned" Green Bay Packers are America's Team

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:45 pm | Harvey Wasserman

All too rare is the sporting event that qualifies as a great work of art. And even rarer is the professional sports team that belongs to the public. The transcendent Green Bay Packers have now entered the Pantheon for both. More >>

The Balancing Act is Over: What Elor Azaria Taught Us

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:39 pm | Ramzy Baroud

For some, the ‘manslaughter’ conviction - following the murder by Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, of already incapacitated Palestinian man, Fattah al-Sharif - is finally settling a protracted debate regarding where Israelis stand on Palestinian ... More >>

Samantha Power Can See Russia from Her Padded Cell

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:36 pm | David Swanson

At the Atlantic Council -- a "think" tank funded by such bastions of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, not to mention that center of peaceful nonviolence NATO -- Samantha Power announced on Tuesday that Russia is a menacing danger to the United ... More >>

Review: Te Rakau's 'The Undertow'

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:08 pm | Howard Davis

Written by Helen Pearse-Otene and produced by Jim Moriarty's Te Rakau Theatre, 'The Undertow' presents four dramatic episodes depicting the lives and loves of ordinary people from Wellington as they endure a series of historical hardships. Pivotal moments ... More >>


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